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Cynthia Talley, M.D. Selected to Inaugural Cohort of the ACS Certificate in Applied Surgical Education Leadership Program


Cynthia Talley, MDCynthia Talley, M.D., associate professor and vice chair of Education in the Department of Surgery, has been selected to participate in the ACS Certificate in Applied Surgical Education Leadership (CASEL) program. The new landmark program of the American College of Surgeons Division of Education has been created to promote excellence in surgical education leadership, improve the quality of surgical training and, ultimately, patient care.

CASEL will offer content and skill building opportunities using a mentored, hybrid-delivery model with an emphasis on applied learning. Hilary Sanfey, MB, BCh, MHPE, FACS, Professor of Surgery and Vice Chair of Educational Affairs at Southern Illinois School of Medicine, is co-leading this effort with Ajit K. Sachdeva, MD, FACS, adjunct professor of Surgery at Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine.

The year-long program begins with a Kick-Off event in Chicago, Illinois held on September 26 – 28, 2019. Following the Kick-Off, participants will work closely with an assigned mentor to apply new learning and implement the individualized project at their home institutions.